• 'The numbers don't lie': Endoscopy to become more prominent among next generation of spine surgeons
  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Neurosurgeon accepted $3.3M in illegal payments to perform spine surgeries at hospital
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • Texas spine surgeon defending himself from 'Dr. Death 2.0' allegations
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures
  • 22 hospitals ranked top 25 orthopedic hospitals 3+ years in a row
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
  • America's largest independent practices by number of spine surgeons
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • Idaho orthopedic surgeon arrested for alleged misconduct at practice
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
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  • New Jersey hospital must pay neurosurgeons $24.3M, appeals court rules
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  • Why private equity is bettering orthopedics, 3 physician leaders say
  • Florida hospital patients say they were injured during surgeries. Now a physician faces 350 lawsuits.
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • A Rutgers physician accused of 'ghost surgeries' will return — but with fewer responsibilities
  • Top orthopedic hospital in every state: US News
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon asking for misconduct charges to be dropped
  • Unnecessary spine cases spur class action lawsuit
  • Colorado Supreme Court rejects hospital's bid to enforce $229K spine surgery bill
  • Jury finds neurosurgeon largely responsible for paralysis, awards $15.5M in damages
  • Dr. Jon Yoon performs NHL's 4th disc replacement in 7 months
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    1. JIS Orthopedics grows sports medicine line with new hire

      Randall Wroble, MD, joined New Albany, Ohio-based JIS Orthopedics, the practice said Sept. 26.
    2. Hospital for Special Surgery to appeal former NFL player's $28.5M verdict

      A jury on Sept. 23 awarded $28.5 million to former New York Giants running back Michael Cox, who sued Dean Lorich, MD, and New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery in 2016, Insurance Journal reported Sept. 27.
    3. Spectrum Health building $15M joint venture orthopedic ASC in Michigan

      Grand Rapids, Mich.-based BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan is breaking ground on a $15.1 million joint venture orthopedic ASC in Grand Rapids, MiBiz reported Sept. 27.

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      Kornelis Poelstra, MD, PhD, surpassed 1,220 robotic spine surgeries, according to a Sept. 27 news release.
    2. Stryker's Q guidance system launched with spine application

      Stryker launched its Q Guidance system for spine surgery, the devicemaker said Sept. 27.
    3. 5 things to know about Orthopedic One

      Orthopedic One is the largest physician-owned practice in Ohio, with nine locations throughout the state. 
    4. 4 recent orthopedic president moves

      From the Scoliosis Society's first female president, to a new president for the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, here are four orthopedic president moves Becker's has reported on since Sept. 1. 

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    1. OrthoIndy to open new 15,000-square-foot medical office building

      Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy will open a new 15,000-square-foot medical office building in Westfield, Ind., in early October, according to a Sept. 26 report from local news site the Current.
    2. Nearly half of young orthopedic physicians carry student debt: 5 notes

      Almost half of orthopedic physicians under 40 have student debt, according to Medscape's "Young Physician Compensation Report 2022."
    3. 5 women-led orthopedic practices to watch

      Here are five orthopedic surgery practices with women in leadership positions to know:
    4. Dr. Thorsten Seyler debuts Smith+Nephew's Cori surgical system for revision knee replacement

      Thorsten Seyler, MD, a physician at Duke University in Durham, N.C., performed the first revision knee replacements using Smith+Nephew's Cori surgical system. 
    1. 8 things to know about Hope Orthopedics

      Salem, Ore.-based Hope Orthopedics has been treating patients at its three locations since the mid-1990s. 
    2. What's next for spine care? Notes from an expert

      Long Island, N.Y.-based orthopedic spine surgeon Daniel Choi, MD, believes that the future of spine care not only lies in new technology, but in ASCs. 
    3. Spinal bone marrow injections effective for lower back pain 2 years post-op, study finds

      A two-year study found Creative Medical Technology's StemSpine procedure was effective for treating lower back pain, the biologics company said Sept. 26.
    4. Surgalign launches new line of 3D-printed interbody fusion implants

      Surgalign launched four interbody fusion devices using its TiPlus technology, the devicemaker said Sept. 26.
    5. Michigan hospital adds spine, neurosurgery services

      Hillsdale (Mich.) Hospital added neurosurgery services, the hospital said Sept. 22.
    6. Dr. Raj Bhole's goals for an orthopedic MSO merger

      Addressing the stigma of private equity partnerships is a challenge top of mind for Raj Bhole, MD, chair of Resurgens Orthopedics and board member of United Musculoskeletal Partners. 
    7. 23 hospitals ranked top 25 neurosurgery hospitals 2 years in a row

      In 2022, U.S. News & World Report released its inaugural ranking of the top hospitals for neurosurgery worldwide. A total of 23 hospitals were ranked in the top 25 for 2022 and 2023. 
    8. Dr. Daniel Choi uses social media, personalized patient experience to compete with corporatized medicine

      Daniel Choi, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Spine Medicine & Surgery of Long Island (N.Y.) realizes the importance of connecting with his patients before they even step into his operating room. 
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  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Neurosurgeon accepted $3.3M in illegal payments to perform spine surgeries at hospital
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • Texas spine surgeon defending himself from 'Dr. Death 2.0' allegations
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
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  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures
  • 22 hospitals ranked top 25 orthopedic hospitals 3+ years in a row
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
  • America's largest independent practices by number of spine surgeons
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
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  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
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  • Florida hospital patients say they were injured during surgeries. Now a physician faces 350 lawsuits.
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • A Rutgers physician accused of 'ghost surgeries' will return — but with fewer responsibilities
  • Top orthopedic hospital in every state: US News
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon asking for misconduct charges to be dropped
  • Unnecessary spine cases spur class action lawsuit
  • Colorado Supreme Court rejects hospital's bid to enforce $229K spine surgery bill
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